Husband telling wife to write divorce

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Q: I have a doubt in my mind over a situation 9 years back. I asked my husband to write divorce to me. He said that I must write it myself, meaning to say divorce written by wife will not be of any validity. Now I doubt whether he gave me the right to divorce and I am uncertain whether I had written the words of divorce 3 times or not. What is the ruling?


A: No talaaq has taken place.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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